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City Council Discusses BikeSharing and Bike Network Plans Tomorrow

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Following up on the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee discussions of a couple weeks ago regarding implementing a BikeSharing system in Toronto as well as improvements to the Bikeway Network, both of these items go before Toronto City Council tomorrow. I think we can all expect many news articles about a so-called “War on the […]


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Toronto’s Bixi BikeSharing System Endangered

A little bit of breaking news for you…there were rumours about this floating around yesterday, but I wanted to make sure things were “concrete”, so to speak, before blogging about it for you. Toronto’s plans to emulate the great success of bikesharing systems around the world, by using the Public Bike System company (the same […]


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Mayoral candidate Rocco Rossi wants to stop (and tear out) bikelanes

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(Cross-posted to the News discussion group) Globe and Mail: Rossi vows review of transit plan http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/rossi-vows-review-of-transit-plan/article1439298/ Wow… I’m not sure of Rossi’s chances… but who would really think that we need less transit and bikelanes in the city? Elect this guy if you want to see Toronto grind to a halt due to traffic congestion. […]


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How Many of Your Neighbours Bike to Work? Perhaps More Than You Think!

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Patrick Cain at the Toronto Star loves maps (who doesn’t?). He’s done a couple general commuting maps for the GTA, but has just released one just about Commuter Cyclists, organized by Census Tracts. The map looks pretty much like you’d expect… higher levels of people using bicycles as their primary mode of getting to work […]


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Case Ootes is Retiring

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Case Ootes, who has been city councillor for Ward 29 Toronto-Danforth since 1994, has decided to leave city politics. Links: Toronto Star: Case Ootes calls it quits Toronto Sun: Case closed: Ootes retires City Website: Case Ootes BikingToronto: Ward 29 Group Ward 29 Forum: Case Ootes Retires This is pretty significant news, as Ootes has […]


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